McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program

  • I Implementer


The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps support education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe.  The key objective of the McGovern-Dole Program is to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls. By providing school meals, teacher training and related support, McGovern-Dole projects help boost school enrollment and academic performance. At the same time, the program also focuses on improving children’s health and learning capacity before they enter school by offering nutrition programs for pregnant and nursing women, infants and pre-schoolers. 


Primary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

Not applicable or unknown

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • Early childhood development


  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Food/water security

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program

Headquarters location(s)

  • Washington, D.C., , United States of America

Office location(s)

  • United States of America


McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uzbekistan

Projects Back to Top